Lebanon's Defence Ministry said an Israeli raid on a shout Lebanon village on Friday (August 9) caused considerable material damage but no causalities.
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Background: Lebanon's Defence Ministry said an Israeli raid on a shout Lebanon village on Friday (August 9) caused considerable material damage but no causalities.
It was the third air strike since Tuesday (August 6) when Israel said Arab infiltrators from Lebanon abducted four Syrian workers helping to build a security fence between Lebanon and the Israeli- occupied Golan heights.
According to Beirut, in the latest attack Phantom and Skyhawk aircraft bombed the outskirts of Rashaya Al-Fukhar and the Khraybeh crossroads. There empty houses were set on fire and several others damaged.
The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) said there were no Palestinian casualties in the raid. However, Palestinian sources said there were an "undetermined number of Lebanese civilians injured".
The Beirut report denied this. It said villagers escaped injury by taking refuge in shelters and a church.
An Israeli statement said the target was a known supply base and assembly point for Palestinian guerrillas. It added all aircraft which participated in the raid returned safely to their bases.
Another Israeli source said one of the Syrian workers who was earlier abducted had escaped and claimed the other captives were being led to Fashaya Al-Fukhar.
On Wednesday (August 7), Israeli jets carried out two raids on South Lebanon, killing two Lebanese civilians and wounding 27 other people, including 10 Palestinian commandos.